Friday, July 07, 2006

Nights again

Posted by Mandy at 3:03 PM
Well, this is the first weekend that we start the night shift again. Hooray hooray... I've been busying myself trying to rearrange Maddy's room with the new GORGEOUS bookshelf we got for her. It's working. I cannot decide where I want that darn thing! For now I'm okay with the placement of everything, but tomorrow I think I might look at it and decide to crazy myself by moving everything around again. At least her bed has rollers on it! :) (that's more than I can say for the bookshelf...)

I'm so proud of my little man. He is getting so good at his colors! Some days he acts like he doesn't know any of them, and then today he went over them with me over and over again and got them everytime! What a smartie pants.

Okay, am I the only one that wants to call LeeAnn and tell her to get her booty home?! Poor Tay must be beside himself. I forget that not everyone is used to not seeing their spouce like I am.. but heck, even I still get really lonely when Clayton has to go off for weeks at a time. (or even days!) It's hard to cope without your other half. (I didn't say "better" half.. because that would be me)

Madison has now informed me that if I want to play 'centers' in her room, I must bring my name tag and put it on the wall next to the center I am in. (just like at school) So we had to make name tags for everyone in the family. She's putting the finishing touches on them now. When did she become so complicated?

So, what do you do when your 2 year old decided he 1)doesn't want to wear a diaper anymore and 2)doesn't want to potty train? So far my answers have been a) agree to the no diaper in hopes he'll go to the potty and clean up pee off of the carpet or b)force a diaper on him. Option B has been my option of choice lately. Toddlers are so similar to puppies aren't they? They put everything in their mouths, they bite, they run away when you call them, and they pee on everything. Good thing they're both SO cute!


Lou Arnold on Friday, 07 July, 2006 said...

Ashton wouldn't wear diapers anymore. It went several days peeing in the his pants. We just took him to the potty afterwards and talked to him about. Eventually he began to work. Thank God for Cheerios and bribing. He loved to pee on the cheerios and we would go to Wal-Mart and buy him a toy. It worked for us, but it is expensive.

In the meantime, let he wear underwear. Just buy lots of them. Ashton went through so many during those few weeks of learning.

Way to go Carter on learning the colors.

K.T. says peace on Friday, 07 July, 2006 said...

Schedule him to specific times and take him even if he does not have to go-try to figure something fun about it like hit the target or something.....Try the training pants with the plastic covers or pull-ups that way it is not a disaster if he does pee or poop on himself and if he wants to go he can.That is great that he has learned his colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YAY!!!!

Mandy on Friday, 07 July, 2006 said...

I am thinking of switching to pullups.. maybe he'll be happier if he thinks he's wearing underwear like everyone else... we'll see! He's no where near ready to be Potty trained yet.. all of the 'readiness' clues. .he has almost NONE of them at this point. lol

Suzanne on Saturday, 08 July, 2006 said...

naked and outside as much as you can. watch his patterns of pooping and when you see the stance - run!, that's easier than the peeing (especially with his desire for drinking!) and better to clean up pee than poop. invest in spot shot. by the case. take stock out in it. try the backwards diaper and duct tape if you really want to keep it on, this is, of course, until he figures out how to pull those off. pull the "noah wears pull-ups, he's a big boy, do you want to be a big boy JUST like him?" card. "look at all the cool characters on the pull-up." make sure they're the velcro sides, you'll want this when he poops in them. if these things don't work, give in, go naked (like you told yourself you'd never allow!) and go for the spot shot. it's a phase. it will pass. and i agree, i just don't think he's ready to potty train, i mean you can keep trying just with no expectation of success. and lou and k.t.'s suggestions are amazing too, i'm just adding extras.

matt read this and said, "everytime he poops you could beat him."

Mandy on Saturday, 08 July, 2006 said...

Hmm.. I wonder if having his first spanking over pooping would give him life long trauma over pooping? If not.. maybe I will try that... ;)

Phillip Slaughter on Sunday, 09 July, 2006 said...

Mandy, I still refuse to wear a diaper or potty train! What's the big deal?

By the way my spouse gets home today after a week of not seeing each other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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